Monthly Archives: August 2018

An image from Getty Images (top) showing Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, whose boat was seized by Myanmar’s navy as they began to flee. The same image (bottom) appears in the Myanmar army’s book describing Bengalis entering Myanmar.

Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis

Propaganda unit’s 117-page book contains pictures purportedly taken in Rakhine state that are really from Tanzania and Bangladesh Reuters in Yangon Fri 31 Aug 2018 03.22 BST A new book on the Rohingya crisis written by Myanmar...
nother image shows a crowd of men who appear to be on a long march with their backs bent over.

Explainer: why the UN has found Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the Rohingya

The UN Human Rights Council released a new report last Monday, which calls last year’s violence against the Rohingya “genocide”. Released almost exactly a year after the start of devastating violence that drove 671,500 Rohingya...
Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act?

What Will the UN Fact-Finding Mission’s Report Mean for Rohingya?

Will the damning indictment of Myanmar’s military be enough to force the international community to act? For four decades, Rohingya refugees and exiles have been imploring the world to recognize that what is happening in...
Rohingya refugees wade while holding a child after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

Asian Leaders Shy Away From Rohingya Crisis at Nepal Meeting

Leaders of India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and other Asian nations are gathering in Nepal today for a multilateral summit, but the most pressing regional issue didn’t even make it onto the agenda: The Rohingya crisis...
What is happening in Myanmar is genocide. Call it by its name.

What is happening in Myanmar is genocide. Call it by its name.

By Editorial Board THE TRUMP administration, Congress and most other Western governments have gingerly responded to the assault by Myanmar’s army on the country’s Rohingya minority, though it stands out as one of the most...
PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee bathes, as a girl waits to fill water from a hand pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, a ramshackle sprawl of camps built amid low rolling hills and endless monsoon-season mud, in Bangladesh, Aug. 22, 2018.

After damning UN report, US still not ready to designate Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’

    Three days after the United Nations released its report saying Myanmar's military had "genocidal intent" in its massacre last year of the Rohingya, the U.S. is still weighing whether to use the same term...
A group of Rohingya refugees are trapped behind a barbed wire fence in no man’s land along the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar, Aug. 27, 2018.

Bangladesh Ignores Myanmar, Delivers Aid to Rohingya Trapped in No Man’s Land

  The Bangladesh government is distributing aid to Rohingya refugees trapped in no man’s land along the country’s border with Myanmar, ignoring calls from Naypyidaw to cut off humanitarian supplies as a precondition for those...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for accountability for the “horrendous persecution” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Tuesday, and Sweden and the Netherlands urged the Security Council to refer the crimes to the International Criminal Court

U.N. Chief Urges Accountability for Myanmar Genocide Crimes Against the Rohingya

(UNITED NATIONS) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for accountability for the “horrendous persecution” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Tuesday, and Sweden and the Netherlands urged the Security Council to refer the crimes to...

Cate Blanchett on Myanmar & Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Remarks by Ms. Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, on the situation in Myanmar during the 8333rd meeting of the Security Council. Actress and UN refugee agency goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett told the Security Council today...
The actress Cate Blanchett, a good-will ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency, spoke to the Security Council on Tuesday and offered a grim assessment of efforts to help Rohingya refugees who were driven from Myanmar.CreditCreditDominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Anguish at U.N., but No Action Plan, for Rohingya Atrocities

UNITED NATIONS — The leader of the United Nations, backed by ambassadors from major Western countries as well as the actress Cate Blanchett, called for action on Tuesday after an investigative report said Myanmar’s...
(L-R) Christopher Sidoti, Marzuki Darusman and Radhika Coomaraswamy, members of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar attend a news conference on the publication of its final written report at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 27, 2018. Reuters

UN calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

  Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent", and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, UN investigators said. A...
Facebook bans Myanmar military chief and says it was 'too slow' to act

Facebook bans Myanmar military chief and says it was ‘too slow’ to act

How controversy changed Facebook's mission Facebook has banned 20 organizations and individuals in Myanmar, including a senior military commander, from using its service and acknowledged that it was "too slow" to prevent the spread of...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...